My Quilter’s Bucket List

I didn’t even realize I had a quilter’s bucket list until I started typing this post.    But I do! And I’m happy to say I’ve already checked something off!

When I learned I was going to KCKS for work, I immediately planned a trip to Missouri Star Quilt Co in Hamilton MO! It’s just an hour away from where I was staying.

If you don’t already know about MSQC, you can read their story here.  It’s pretty amazing!

As soon as I arrived, I pulled out my phone to take a pic of the main shop and a nice lady, named Karen, stopped and offered to take my pic in front of the shop.  Quilters are such nice people!

Karen, an Aurifil Designer and Educator, (IG name is redbirdquiltco), informed me that the 2nd Annual Missouri Star Academy,  a 2 day event of learning and collaboration featuring 25+ designers, had just ended. Approximately 700 quilters from all over the world had been in attendance!  I’ll definitely be adding the Missouri Star Academy to my quilter’s bucket list!

The shops are amazing. Yes shops, as in plural! There isn’t just one shop. Missouri Star Quilt Co consists of twelve shops! Honestly, I was a little overwhelmed at first.

I spent a couple hours perusing and shopping then had lunch at the Hamilton Baking Company.

Downtown Hamilton is so cute!

It was a great visit but it would’ve been better if my sis and other close friends could’ve been there with me.  Someday ladies!

Other things on my quilter’s bucket list are: a quilt cruise, QuiltCon and Quilt Festival.  And I’m already making plans for Quilt Festival this November.

What’s on your quilter’s bucket list?

A Thread for Life

Kind words are like honey— sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. – Prov 16:24 NLT

A Starlett is Born!

This beauty has been a WIP (work in progress) for over a year too.

It’s a commission for a friend who kept saying, “no rush”, so I did no such thing!

I took so long, she actually forgot what the pattern she chose looked like!

The pattern is called Starlett by Me and My Sister Designs.

I added the sashing so that it would drape on a queen size bed.

Isn’t she lovely?!

She was quilted by my super talented friend, @debclem6 (IG). Thanks Deb!

Until next time, happy quilting!

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A New Fondness

Some people, or at the very least my sister, might call this an obsession, but “fondness” is what I’m calling it. 

I’ve a new fondness for hand quilting!

I pulled another UFO (un-finished object) out of my WIP (works in progress) closet.

This is the start of an Arkansas Traveler quilt. 


I struggled to add the borders to these diamonds using a tutorial and decided to use a paper piecing template going forward.  So this block will be a pillow cover. A hand quilted pillow cover.

I started work on it this weekend during a trip to IA to visit my quilter/blogger friend, Greta of Material Detachment.  She cut the diamonds for me not quite 3 years ago.

I made lots of progress and am completely pleased w/how it’s s turning out!


I wasn’t planning on doing this much quilting but all this fabulous texture has changed my mind!


I’ll be adding more quilting to the diamonds using a red thread. 

Not so long ago I labled those who hand quilted as “crazy”. But now I see what all the hype is about! 

I want to hand quilt ALL the things! 

Okay, I’m starting to sound obsessed so I’ll leave it at that. 

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It’s love so undeniable, I can hardly speak

Peace so unexplainable, I can hardly think

As you call me deeper still

Into love, love, love

You’re a Good, Good Father. 

-Chris Tomlin